As you can hopefully understand from my blogging hiatus, we’ve been utterly consumed with the new house. From unpacking to organizing to buying furniture, we rarely sit down before 10pm, and promptly fall asleep on the couch.
I am exhausted. My incredible mother was an absolute god send this weekend and I do not think we stopped for longer than 10 minutes from Thursday night to Sunday night. We stocked up on organizational goodies at Bed Bath and Beyond and The Container Store when she arrived on Thursday evening and never looked back. Oh yeah—and she also taught me how to make homemade pasta sauce and meatballs, and we hosted Mike’s parents and sister/Nate/kiddos for a big dinner on Saturday night. I’ll share a separate post about that when I come up for air.
I need a nap just thinking about how productive we were this weekend. I call our newly furnished upstairs the “adult” area. This marks MAJOR progress for us people! American Furniture Warehouse ended up being just the right place for us to get some great furniture (that did not come in a million pieces) without totally breaking the bank. We still need art and accent pieces, but those I want to find over time at small independent shops, while traveling, etc. I also have my heart set on finding a chandelier for the dining room and am obsessed with pretty much every chandelier at Restoration Hardware. That will take awhile to save for, however.
They say pictures are worth 1,000 words, but in the case of my mother’s insane organizing skills, I’d say they are worth at least 100,000… But for now (and to keep the suspense alive), let’s start with the “adult” sitting room. Stay tuned for our dining room, kitchen, bedroom, office and the ridiculously organized kitchen drawers throughout the week (thanks again mom)!
Please, PLEASE forgive the week long silent treatment on the blog. I miss it terribly and hope to be back in a regular routine very soon. Can’t wait to hear what you think so far! We’ve come a long way from this don’t you think?!